Join the IPM Faculty
Faculty members who teach IPM-1 and IPM-2 work weekly with small groups of eight to nine students in either case discussion and resolution or the acquisition of skills and procedures needed for the M-3 year.
IPM-3 and IPM-4 faculty facilitate learning sessions, observe student performance and provide feedback based on a standardized assessment checklist.
The faculty selection process considers many factors, such as specialty representation, teaching experience, diverse life experiences and perspectives and interpersonal communication skills. All applications are reviewed by a veteran IPM faculty team from differing departments.
IPM-1 and IPM-2 faculty dedicate an average of five hours per week to teaching preparation and duties throughout the 33-36 week course.
Faculty are expected to attend 80 percent or more of the weekly sessions in person.
IPM-3 and IPM-4 faculty commit two to four hour blocks of time during weeks the courses are offered.
IPM faculty appointments are made through each respective Prisma Health–Upstate department via the academic vice chair.
Appointments may extend up to four years, reviewed annually based on peer and student feedback provided to the faculty member and the academic vice chair at the end of each academic year.
Faculty are encouraged to use their IPM faculty appointment to develop academic career goals and increase their proficiency in the fundamentals of medical education.
Some faculty may be asked to serve as team leaders for a period of three years to lead a group of 12-14 faculty.